As part of ECPAT’s research with our members and partners around the world, we produce reports for several human rights mechanisms. The reports review the actions that states have taken to improve the situation of sexual exploitation of children in their countries, in order to hold countries accountable, strengthen political will and make future recommendations.
Since the signing of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in 1989, more and more countries are showing their commitment to eradicating the sexual exploitation of children by ratifying the Convention, its “Optional Protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography”, and the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030 to eliminate all forms of violence against children.
ECPAT plays a role by providing an independent perspective monitoring the progress made by countries, as well as making further recommendations. We submit the reports to the United Nations Human Rights Council and the Committee on the Rights of the Child as well as to the African Committee of Experts on the Right and Welfare of the Child.
to the Committee on the Rights of the Child
to the Human Rights Council
to the African Committee of Experts on the Right and Welfare of the Child
The Briefings on the sexual exploitation of children for the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child are not available online. To request a copy, please contact us.